Why would you need an iliac vein stent?
When an iliac vein narrowing (stenosis) is discovered, this can be treated with placement of a stent in the vein. The stent is inserted into the compressed iliac vein by a needle stick approach in the groin.
Can an iliac vein stent be removed?
In one patient, we were able to successfully remove these stents by using an angioplasty balloon with an operative extraction from the iliac vein, thereby obviating the need for a major operative procedure.
Can iliac stents cause pain?
Lower back pain is also one of the complications during and after iliac vein stenting. In a study by Zhu et al8 in 2019 on 45 patients who underwent iliac vein stenting, 11 (24%) and 10 (22%) patients experienced back pain during and within 30 days of the procedure, respectively.
Can iliac stents be replaced?
Stents are made to be permanent and will continue to keep your artery open once they’ve been placed. However, stents don’t cure the underlying condition that caused the buildup in your artery (atherosclerosis). You’ll still need treatment to prevent future artery narrowing.
Are iliac stents Safe?
Our analysis has shown that iliac vein stenting in an OBL setting is a safe and well-tolerated procedure.
Can iliac stents cause back pain?
What is iliac vein stenting?
Iliac vein stenting is an extension of arterial stent technology. The two share some technical similarities and much of the hardware; however, the indications for and purpose of iliac vein stenting are fundamentally different from arterial practice.
Can IVUS be used for diagnostic and stent placement?
IVUS CAN BE USED FOR DIAGNOSIS AND STENT PLACEMENT Most iliac vein pathology is detectable on intraluminal imaging with IVUS; the integrated pixel-based scale provides area measurements crucial for diagnosis and proper stent technique. The instrument is superior to venography because area metrics are important in iliac vein stenting.
What are the treatment options for iliac vein stenosis?
While arterial blockages are typically not treated unless more than 70% stenosis, venous obstruction is considered significant if more than 50%. Highly specialized stents have been developed for treatment of iliac vein stenosis. These stents are designed for maximum flexibility as well as strength to resist compression.
How is iliac vein pathology detected on intraluminal imaging?
Most iliac vein pathology is detectable on intraluminal imaging with IVUS; the integrated pixel-based scale provides area measurements crucial for diagnosis and proper stent technique. The instrument is superior to venography because area metrics are important in iliac vein stenting.